CW's Batwoman Reveals First Look At Ruby Rose In Costume

Posted October 10, 2018

In a tease of the upcoming Arrowverse crossover event, "Elseworlds", DC and the CW have released the first look at Batwoman, played by actress Ruby Rose.

In the photo below, Rose has a full head of fiery red hair. Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood was behind the getup.

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A pilot for that series will be filmed after the "crossover event".

We've known for a while now that Ruby Rose would be heading to Gotham this winter as the CW's very own Batwoman. In 2006 she returned as Kate Kane, "an out lesbian and trained street fighter primed to snuff out [Gotham City's] criminal resurgence".

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In her real life she is Katherine (later Kate) Kane, a wealthy Gotham City heiress who, inspired by Batman's heroic deeds, created for herself a superhero alter-ego.

After her casting was announced, Rose quit Twitter and deactivated the comments on her Instagram due to the online backlash she received for her casting. Rose is a notable member of the LGBTQ community, so playing a character who has been described as the "highest profile gay superhero" was certainly a great opportunity for Rose to represent the LGBTQ community further. "I came out at 12?" she tweeted before her exit.

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"Elseworlds" begins with The Flash on December 9th, followed by Arrow on December 10th and Supergirl on December 11th. "But hey/ love a challenge I just wish women and the LGBT community supported each other more, My wish was we were all a little kinder and more supportive of each other..."